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Royals announce game times for 2024 season

The Kansas City Royals have unveiled the game times for their home matchups during the 2024 regular season. Opening Day is slated for Thursday, March 28, at Kauffman Stadium, where they will face the Minnesota Twins at 3:10 p.m. CT. This sets a tie with the franchise’s earliest Opening Day date, previously established in 2019, and marks the eighth occasion in the last 10 years, dating back to 2015, that the Royals will commence the regular season on home turf.

The opening series against the Twins will persist on Saturday, March 30, at 3:10 p.m. CT and Sunday, March 31, at 1:10 p.m. CT.

During the months of April, May, and September, the Royals will host 19 weeknight games commencing at 6:40 p.m. CT. Among these are four Friday night home games, each beginning at 6:40 p.m. CT, scheduled for April 5 against the Chicago White Sox, April 19 against the Baltimore Orioles, May 3 against the Texas Rangers, and May 17 against the Oakland Athletics. The remaining weeknight home games will start at 7:10 p.m. CT.

The 2024 season will feature 14 Saturday games for the Royals. Four of these will kick off at 3:10 p.m. CT, including matchups against the Twins on March 30, the San Diego Padres on June 1, the Seattle Mariners on June 8, and the Cleveland Guardians on June 29. The other 10 Saturday home games will commence at 6:10 p.m. CT.

All 13 Sunday home games are scheduled for a 1:10 p.m. CT start. In addition to Opening Day, there are six weekday home games also scheduled for 1:10 p.m. CT.

The curtain will fall on Kansas City’s home games on Sunday, Sept. 22, against the San Francisco Giants at 1:10 p.m. CT. Notably, the Royals will conclude the regular season on the road in 2024, marking only the second occurrence since 2016.

In alignment with the balanced schedule format for the second consecutive season, Major League Baseball has set the Royals to play against all other 29 teams. The 162-game schedule encompasses 52 games against American League Central teams (13 games distributed across four series against all four opponents), 64 league games versus American League East and West teams (6-7 games against each opponent), and 46 Interleague games (4 games against St. Louis and 3 games against all other NL teams).

Within the divisional games breakdown, there will be 7 home games and 6 road games against Cleveland and Chicago, along with 6 home games and 7 road games against Detroit and Minnesota. Of the 10 teams in the American League East and American League West, the Royals will face four opponents seven times and six opponents six times.

The I-70 Series will be hosted at Kauffman Stadium for two games from Aug. 9-10 at 7:10 p.m. CT and 6:10 p.m. CT, respectively, with an off day on Sunday, Aug. 11.